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SquatchDawg
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Question for the non drinkers

Have you always not drank or did you have some life experience that caused you to quit?

I have some high school buddies that didn’t drink at all and it wasn’t a big deal. That’s just who they were. My SIL doesn’t drink.

But most everyone I know now, including me and my wife, went out when we were younger, have beers watching games, wine over dinner, etc. It’s a lifestyle that can get out of hand at times but is what it is. As I’m older with kids I try to limit it….but still don’t want to quit entirely.

I’m curious as to what caused you to pull the trigger and get on the wagon.


OWLFAN86
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re: Question for the non drinkers
never been much of a drinker

wost avoid it, usually decline


Relham10
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Never been a drinker. I have too much messed up shite floating around in my head, cant take a chance of letting that stuff out in the open


SquatchDawg
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re: Question for the non drinkers
I can respect that.


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justaniceguy
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Member since Sep 2020
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re: Question for the non drinkers
I’ve always planned to quit when I’m about 30.

I partied a ton from 21 til now and I want to cut it out completely eventually because it is bad and I think life will just be better without it. Also I like to smoke the pot. I will probably continue to just do this.
This post was edited on 11/27 at 11:12 pm


Thecoz
Member since Dec 2018
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Realized I was on a path that appeared to be accelerating toward a place I did not like..
Binge drinking was becoming unpredictable and more often.
Started at age 14…stopped at age 57.. drunk every weekend between and many many week days..

Stopped cold turkey.. fortunately it was still a choice and not dependency… have not had alcohol for over eight years..

I liked drinking and getting drunk.. but that is now history.. it was good when I controlled it but that was changing.


shutterspeed
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Never had an inclination to drink much.


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Gee Grenouille
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re: Question for the non drinkers
I really do enjoy the stuff. I’m a situational drinker though. If I’m cooking, mowing, etc I like to have a beer. I try not to mix whiskey, just get a good one and a few pieces of ice. I drink less when the weather cools off.


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Freight Joker
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Really dialed it back 6 months ago when the doc told me my liver enzymes were a little high.

I’m 37. Started drinking at 16.

Have only drank once since October 1.

Lost about 10 lbs so far. I’m more focused at work and more present for my family.

I’m not saying I’ll never have another drink but I’ll never go back to having a few drinks every night.


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SG_Geaux
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Never really drank much.

Have a drink now like every month or two.

I think it is largely a waste of money


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deltaland
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re: Question for the non drinkers
There wasn’t a single person in my high school graduating class that didn’t drink at least occasionally


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momentoftruth87
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Drank a lot in high school and the military. Eventually it got old and now I only drink a few times a year. I did smoke a lot of weed after the military and it too got old and now I don’t. I just quit smoking cigarettes for the same reason and did it cold turkey. 78 days strong with no desire to smoke again even though I’ve quit in the past. $11 a pack and getting older I’ll never do it again.


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highup7
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: Question for the non drinkers
I drank whiskey and orange juice almost every day. The drinks were very weak and I never was a drunk that would fall down and puked my guts out. I have trouble falling asleep and a vodka and orange juice that was very weak would help me fall asleep faster. One day I thought why am I drinking? I once had a job that was quite stressful. I think that job pushed me to drink, Two years ago I put the bottle down for good. A year later I went to the doctor for my annual check up. He took blood samples and sent them to the lab. When the lab results came back, the doctor asked me if I took a lot of pain relivers. I told him that I didn't. He then asked me if I drank.I told him that I used to but I haven't drank alcohol in two years. He said he asked me those questions because the lab results told him that I have cirrhosis of the liver. I brought this bad liver on myself. I am to blame for what I did to my liver.


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Thundercles
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re: Question for the non drinkers
It first started for me in my mid 20's when I'd meet friends during the week and have 2-3 beers. I thought "what does this do for me? I don't necessarily enjoy the flavor of beer, I'm not going partying, and this is going to make me feel ever so slightly worse tomorrow" so I slowly switched to water for mid week social outings. I would still drink during games but LSU and the Saints were doing pretty average so I'd drink 6-7 beers, my team would lose, and I'd be half drunk at 6 pm and useless and mopey. So I cut out drinking during the game if I was watching at home alone.

Then I started to get more into fitness so cut back on the casual intake and started drinking only for the bigger events-- nights out, tailgating, weddings/showers/other celebrations.

I still drink socially when the occasion merits. I'll go to a work happy hour and drink a bit, or if it's a nice dinner then I'll have cocktail then a glass of wine. But day to day and week to week it's not something I do. It's incredible to wake up bright and fresh on Saturday and Sunday morning. Though sometimes I do pass by the bar and miss it a little.


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Got Blaze
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Drugs were my main vice (quaaludes, crack, Xanax, valium, LSD, hash, barbiturates, benzos, weed, Soma, etc .....) didn't matter what it was, I used ALL types of drugs to get Fk'd up. Every time I was using, I ALWAYS had some kind of drink in my hand. Turned down college wrestling scholarships to attend LSU and party like a rock star. By age 19, I had several encounters with overdosing and my addiction was getting worse. I was miserable and made the decision to put myself in treatment. Been sober for 35+ years as my sobriety date is 12/27/87. I still live one day at a time, pray the Serenity Prayer daily, and share my story with complete strangers. We all know a best friend, cousin, high school classmate, co-worker, colleague, etc ... who died from some form of alcohol abuse, drug addiction, or suicide due to mental health & drug issues. God gave me a second chance to help others and hopefully make an impression to save at least one person's life.

Since getting sober, I've been a pall bearer and buried 9 close friends who I once partied with. 6 OD'd and 3 committed suicide as they were all still using. All were under 50 years old, and most had wives and children. Even after 3+ decades of being sober, I occasionally get the urge to smoke a big fatty laced with cocaine and hash oil. I have to remind myself that I'm an addict and with my luck, I'd probably smoke something laced with Fentanyl and die. For me, it ain't worth it (using/drinking) as sobriety has been good to me. I don't judge others' decisions to drink or smoke weed. If you can do it recreationally and it not effect your business or personal life, more power to you


Mud_Bone
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Every poor decision I have ever made as an adult was alcohol related in some fashion.


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lsufball19
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Drank a lot in college, cut back but still drank plenty until I was around 30. I’m 39 now, have a kid and another on the way. The thought of getting wasted just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. It wasn’t some conscious effort to cut back but life happened and I did it organically. I’ll get tipsy every couple months or so and I’ll have a drink or two maybe once a week but haven’t been what I’d call drunk in a few years now.
This post was edited on 11/28 at 12:51 am


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Thundercles
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re: Question for the non drinkers
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I think it is largely a waste of money


This dawned on me when i was drinking with friends during the week. $18 for a few beers so I can have a light buzz on a Wednesday?


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Adajax
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Member since Nov 2015
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Never drank, not even in the Navy. I've never seen the point of drunkenness and alcohol is expensive relative to any other drink I can have.


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lsubuddy
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re: Question for the non drinkers
Don't know why ,just at some point alcohol wasn't goin down smooth anymore, every sip was like swallowing a golf ball. I quit mannnnnny years ago


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